Ethiopian Airlines has placed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus for an additional eleven A350-900 long-haul aircraft.
The order comes the day after the airline also placed an order for more Boeing 737 Max and 787 Dreamliners at the Dubai Airshow 2023. The Ethiopian flag carrier already operates 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which is the only Airbus aircraft the carrier flies. The Airbus A350-900 has a considerably higher capacity than the Boeing 787-9, whilst offering a very similar maximum range. The A350-900 therefore fits between the 787-9 and the larger Boeing 777-300ER, of which Ethiopian also operates a fleet of four.
Matt is a Berlin-based writer and reporter for International Flight Network. Originally from London, he has been involved in aviation from a very young age and has a particular focus on aircraft safety, accidents and technical details.